Q: Are magazines allowed to be put into blue bags? What is the recycling process for magazines?
We receive this question a lot via our website and via email, especially from college students who are staying in Muncie during the school year.
We use cardboard boxes to ship millions of items from candy to diamonds. Right now 400 million tons of paper and cardboard is being manufactured worldwide. In the United Sates 90% of goods are shipped in a cardboard box and that's why its the highest waste item in your trash. Luckily 91% of cardboard is recycled which saves us 700 gallons or water, and 41 gallons of oil. Here is the process for how cardboard is recycled.
We've been having problems with vampires lately. Not the vampires that suck blood but vampires who suck electrical energy. We have lost $3 billion worth of energy because of vampire energy, that's 5% of the United States energy. That's enough energy to power the country of Italy for a whole year! Vampire energy is defined as standby power This problem can easily be solved and there are many ways to control the situation.
It's a new year which means it's time to make New Year's resolutions. Most people go to the gym or start a diet, but why not make one of your resolutions to recycle more and save energy? You might also save money as well!
Thanksgiving is over, which means Christmas is right around the corner. It's time to get the wrapping paper out to wrap gifts, and time to mail out your Christmas cards to your loved ones. After Christmas is over, what will you do with all the ripped wrapping paper and the ripped envelopes that holds Christmas cards.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means spending time with your family and having a great meal, but when you are finished with your meal what will you do with the leftover food, cans, and plastic containers that your food came in. Most people will just simply throw it into the garbage and not think about whether it can be recycled. In fact, during this holiday season household waste goes up by 25% which can add 1 million tons of trash into our landfills.
Have you ever wondered what you could do with your left over food scraps or yard waste? Did you ever think you could use this material to make your soil and plants healthier?